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Our 133 Houndsditch venue, within The City of London, is a perfect example of how meticulous thinking creates better flow and leads to a better overall experience for conference planners, exhibitors, sponsors, and attendees.
Every detail is engineered for success from the state-of-the-art technology that’s seamlessly integrated; the unique layout that assists with the flow of an agenda (gently moving attendees throughout the space); uninhibited sightlines putting the speaker front and centre and helping to clearly showcase exhibitors and sponsors; space-saving half-moon tables that maximise delegate numbers; nutritious food served in bento boxes for easier networking and an attentive team that feels more like an extension of the client.
The result? It is a testament to the success of 133 Houndsditch that 80% of clients re-book each year (and the only reason some clients don’t re-book is because they have simply outgrown the venue’s maximum capacity).
Hilton Birmingham Metropole
Over the last 12 month the Hilton Birmingham Metropole has recruited 514 new people into its business.
Despite that, its legendary service quality has not dropped, its business has grown far beyond projected budgets and customers have flooded back to this ‘grand lady’ of the events industry.
What is more, the hotel has embarked on a recruitment strategy that has seen it reach deep into society to engaged those marginalised, disenfranchised or discriminated against, and bring them into the business.
This has included those with severe learning disabilities, disabilities such as Down Syndrome, and ex-offenders. By bringing these people into the business, and showing them success, the venue has enriched the events it hosts, given pride to the existing work force and increased the diversity of its people.
It’s a strategy that the venue is now sharing with others in the industry to encourage more diverse work forces and representative events.
ICC Birmingham, NEC Group
When the Queen opened the ICC in 1991, it was the UK’s first purpose built International Convention Centre – and attracted world-wide attention for its state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding design and brilliant location right in the heart of the country.
Fast forward to today and much remains the same – including the venue’s excellent reviews and impressive facilities – with the team continually building on its heritage of hosting first-class events. A £1m investment in tech to reduce environmental impact, as well as an event calendar going from strength to strength with incredible feedback, it’s easy to see why the ICC is the premier conference venue in the UK.
P&J Live is Scotland’s newest live events venue, opened in 2019 as the UK’s most sustainable venue of its kind. With 15,000 sqm of pillar free, exhibition floor space, 7 conference spaces (4 conference rooms – 2 sub-divisible), 11 meeting spaces (9 meeting rooms – 2 sub-divisible), 15,000 capacity arena – largest flat floor in the UK, and a further exhibition expansion area of 33,000 sqm, the venue is truly adapted to cater for any requirement and an extremely flexible premium live event space.
Tobacco Dock offers event clients immense scope for creative and innovative events. Historical details of our Grade 1 listed building marry with best-in-class data infrastructure and cutting-edge facilities to create a thoroughly modern venue. We deliver global conferences, all-hands meetings and offsites for an array of industries, from tech to professional services, retail to banking and FMCG to pharma.
Outstanding customer service lies at the heart of our offering, with dedicated operations and account managers for each booking, multiple site visits, in depth operations meetings, an extensive service partner list and thorough debrief process to constantly improve the experience we deliver.
Our dry-hire basis provides clients with the opportunity to create completely original events. We offer full event management packages throughout the venue for time-strapped clients as well as comprehensive DDRs in our Dock Gallery and East Dock spaces.
Generous WiFi 6 capacity with 10Gb bandwidth and the ability to simultaneously support up to 8,000 devices, makes us a popular choice with clients from the Tech and FinTech industries, and live events streaming their content to an online audience.
Our in-house catering team, Tobacco Dock Food, provides award-winning and versatile menus with a focus on seasonal and locally sourced produce.
Twickenham Stadium is the home of England Rugby and has also been an established meetings and events business for over 20 years. This continuous development culminated in the launch of the stadium’s impressive East Stand in 2018, adding an additional five levels of flexible restaurant and event space. It completed a series of works that has seen both the West and South stands developed into state-of-the-art conference and event facilities, across its many hospitality boxes, restaurants, concourse areas, and the pitch and bowl itself. Hosting over 1000 events per year, across four stands and 34 flexible event spaces, Twickenham continues to be one of the most versatile event spaces. Over and above the physical assets of the stadium, it’s the passion and dedication from the team and outstanding catering which continues to bring clients back to Twickenham time and time again.
Woodlands Event Centre, Wyboston Lakes Resort
Wyboston Lakes Resort is situated midway between Cambridge and Milton Keynes, at the edge of the historic market town of St. Neots and set in 380 acres of rural countryside.
Conceived in 1983, the founder, Peter Hutchinson created Wyboston Lakes Resort to form part of an already successful portfolio of businesses. Peter’s entrepreneurial vision and investment allowed for exponential growth year on year, and more than three decades on, the business continues to flourish and operate with input from three generations of the Hutchinson family.
It’s the culture developed from these family values that attracts customers from far and wide to the diverse, but complementary range of services.
The Woodlands Event Centre is equipped with the technology to meet the needs of the latest generation of delegates and event organisers and has the capacity and flexibility to suit every type of event, meeting, or training schedule along with offering the latest in event trends. Equipped with the latest AV technology, the venue provides inspirational meeting areas, including a main conference room that seats 620 delegates’ theatre style or 380 cabaret style, with creative flair and movable walls to expand event options. Creative catering options make it a venue of choice.